Our Journey on Scolamanzi II
Our Journey on Scolamanzi II


Hands-on training before Hand-over day!


Peter and Don from Nordhavn both put in an enormous amount of time, devotion, patients and friendship in getting us to a stage where we could handle and manage our Nordhavn 60. I am hesitant to say with ease or with comfort – I am sure that […]

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Heading Back to Elliott Bay Marina for the last preparations

        It is time to go and get ready for the first of hopefully many of our journeys on Scolamanzi II. I am on my way with still a thousand things to do and get before the Captain joins me in 10 days time! (Including […]

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Arrival in Seattle and Commissioning


    Scolamanzi departed Victoria BC on 26/5/2015  and proceeded to Friday Harbour where she cleared customs into the USA. Her departure was delayed by faulty turbo bolts which needed replacement. Quick action by the engine supplier and PAE crew had her on her way to Seattle […]

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Having fun in Seattle …

Mike joining us for a very special view

The services are amazing and we could not believe how quickly we managed to get our phone, sim, internet and banking sorted – the people are so helpful and friendly – it blew us away!     Staying at the Mediterranean Inn has been a delight! Very central […]

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Meeting Scolamanzi in Seattle was beyond expectations!

Scolamanzi in Elliott Bay Marina with Seattle and  Mount Rainier capped with snow in the background

So… the packing has reached final stages! We were flying to the USA and at last we can now also benefit from the increased checked luggage allowance  (for some weird reason?) if you fly to the US! We each qualify for 3 pieces … but,if I say pieces …I mean […]

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At last good news!

After frustrating delays which played havoc with flights and work schedules, the good news at last came through that a cargo ship was available and Scolamanzi II was on her way. She departed Xiamen, China for Victoria Harbour, BC, Canada on 2 May, to arrive on Friday the 22ed of […]

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Delayed delivery of Scolamanzi II to Seattle


3 March 2015 Chinese New Year has passed and South Coast Marine started working today. Scolamanzi has a few minor items still to finish before she is shipped to Seattle, WA. Our biggest concern is that we still do not have a ship booked. For the past […]

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Scolamanzi II Update – February 2015


We are now 17 months into the building and she is nearly completed. The challenge now is to navigate Chinese New Year and then find a ship to freight her to Seattle where commissioning will take place during April 2015. As with our first blog, we hope […]

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